A silver lining, if you can call it that, to these tough economic times is that retailers, knowing holiday shoppers will be watching every penny they spend, are offering discounts early and often.
The trick is knowing about them, and that's where another silver lining comes in: There are more ways than ever for folks to tell each other about good deals when they find them.
And that's where WE come in!
The Early Show and our partner, CNET, are teaming to get and spread word about the bargains out there, in traditional "brick and mortar" stores as well as those available online.
We'll do periodic stories focusing on these deals on The Early Show is a special series, "Early Saves the Holidays!"
You can give us a hand by informing us of deals you spot.
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